m00ny Jan 20, 2013 @ 4:08pm
Radeon HD 7850M
Does anybody know how good/bad this GPU works under Linux?
Want to use a Asrock VisionX 321B as my steambox, it uses the ...M version of the 7850.
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-=[ BME ]=- Joey Jan 20, 2013 @ 4:45pm 
I managed to get steam running on my Laptop with the 6850M.
It works (tested World of Goo and Killing Floor 'til now), i might release a small "how-to" after my exams (about first week of Feb.).

You will likely get it to run very smooth/fast, although you might set some settings a little lower (due to the "M" model limitations; less "bang" than the desktop versions).
m00ny Jan 20, 2013 @ 4:59pm 
Sounds good, thank you! Just looking for a living-room-compatible solution, therefore the "bang" is not so important, as long as it will run HL3 on the big screen ;-)
-=[ BME ]=- Joey Jan 20, 2013 @ 7:48pm 
As we both seem to priorize playability over maxed out graphics details, HL3 might run "well" under Linux (native) in your living-room when it comes out ;)

Your System seems to have a lightly "bigger bang" (as i have an Acer Aspire 7750G-2458G64Mnkk with the Radeon HD 6850M), so don't worry.

Everything i will get managed to run won't be a caltrop for you ;)

But first i have to learn for my upcoming exams :-P
m00ny Jan 22, 2013 @ 2:35pm 
Ok, got everything installed. Works nicely so far (sorted out some issues installing the latest 13.1 driver, using xedgers ppa, and had to disable AI for some games). Only problem: bigpicture mode segfaults :-/
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